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2014-2015 Quality Review application for BPS Teachers and teaching artists/partners working in Boston Public Schools.
After a site visit, the Boston observation team completes the Summary Sheet to make recommendations on best practices to share with community and school district.

This document provides an overview of the materials observers in Boston use to document, collect and analyze observations of arts teaching and learning.

In Boston, observers take a running record to describe what happens during their site visit. Observers take unbiased notes of what they see and hear in two minute intervals.  After the observation is complete, they then note each interval with the dimension(s) observed.
After each site visit observers in Boston create a Profile of Arts Learning. In the profile observers have the opportunity to demonstrate their familiarity with the dimensions of quality teaching and learning, marking to what degree each of the dimensions was apparent and noting evidence from the observation.